Cyclotron – Radiation Safety Public Information & Disclosure Program

The cyclotron is a federally regulated device that produces radioactive isotopes for the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Centre. The cyclotron and the PET Centre are both located at the VG Site in Halifax.

The isotopes used in PET scans can help health care providers provide diagnose on many conditions and find early stages of diseases such as cancers, injuries and infections.



The objective of the Cyclotron – Radiation Safety Public Information and Disclosure Program is to:

  1. Meet federal requirements to ensure that radiation safety information relating to the health, safety and security of persons and the environment are communicated to the public.
  2. Determine the public views on cyclotron radiation safety.
  3. To gather feedback used to improve the existing program.

The cyclotron is a federally regulated device that produces radioactive isotopes for the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Centre. The cyclotron and the PET Centre are both located at the VG Site in Halifax.

The isotopes used in PET scans can help health care providers provide diagnose on many conditions and find early stages of diseases such as cancers, injuries and infections.



The objective of the Cyclotron – Radiation Safety Public Information and Disclosure Program is to:

  1. Meet federal requirements to ensure that radiation safety information relating to the health, safety and security of persons and the environment are communicated to the public.
  2. Determine the public views on cyclotron radiation safety.
  3. To gather feedback used to improve the existing program.